River Lyrics

Joni Mitchell


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Joni Mitchell
album: Track 8 in album Blue
release date: 1971-6
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Ballad/Folk
length: 4:06
producer: Joni Mitchell
vocal: Joni Mitchell
composer: Joni Mitchell
lyricist: Joni Mitchell

Cover Art

Joni Mitchell Blue cover art
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It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
But it don't snow here
It stays pretty green
I'm going to make a lot of money
Then I'm going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby cry

He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I'm so hard to handle
I'm selfish and I'm sad
Now I've gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I made my baby say goodbye

It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 All I Want
  • 2 My Old Man
  • 3 Little Green
  • 4 Carey
  • 5 Blue
  • 6 California
  • 7 This Flight Tonight
  • 8 River
  • 9 A Case of You
  • 10 The Last Time I Saw Richard